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Simon Draper is a visual artist who has lived and worked in the Hudson Valley for the past 15 years . In 2008 he founded the Habitat for Artists project with the intent of having artists engage more directly with their communities. Creating a short term residency program the project places invited artists in small temporary reusable Studios. The Studios are placed in a more accessible location within a community which allows a new audience to enter into a fresh dialog with the artist during their working residency. The focus being on the creative process or act of making rather than the usual over commodified final product. HFA has engaged in many towns in the Huson Valley region as well as NYC , Philadelphia PA , Vermont and NJ.